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Abused or neglected young people are vulnerable to the recruitment and control tactics of human traffickers.

Bipartisan House and Senate versions of the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 1732 and S.1823), would help improve state child welfare systems in order to better protect children.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 use existing resources to better serve vulnerable youth. Passing this legislation would be an important step toward creating the safety net we need to end child trafficking in the United States.

Please urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor this legislation now!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the relevant bipartisan version of the "Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2013" (H.R. 1732 and S.1823). House and Senate versions of these bills were introduced by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) and Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) respectively.

Recent reports have shown that the majority of identified child trafficking victims have had contact, often multiple times, with state child welfare systems. Clearly, many state and local agencies need to improve their ability to protect children from trafficking and exploitation. H.R. 1732 and S.1823 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and publish guidelines to assist child welfare agencies in serving survivors of trafficking, and youth at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. It also helps improve data collection systems to better understand the scourge of human trafficking in our country.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 are important steps to end child trafficking in the United States. I urge you to cosponsor this important legislation now.

Thank you for your consideration,

Petition Signatures

Oct 1, 2015 Penny Gruber
Oct 1, 2015 Debbie Jackson
Sep 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2015 Patricia Mullen
Sep 28, 2015 Ariana Muixí
Sep 27, 2015 Sandra Murphy
Sep 26, 2015 Christel Platt
Sep 25, 2015 Roselyne Jorge
Sep 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2015 judith wine
Sep 24, 2015 Kathleen Pelletier
Sep 24, 2015 Gloria Darby
Sep 24, 2015 MISS M S LAU
Sep 24, 2015 Bonnie Oliver
Sep 24, 2015 Eric Miller
Sep 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2015 Arlene Bonneau
Sep 24, 2015 Cheryl Fanson
Sep 24, 2015 Hope Gault
Sep 24, 2015 Roberto Trevisan
Sep 24, 2015 David Gutierrez
Sep 24, 2015 Petros Aloneftis
Sep 24, 2015 Colleen Swingle
Sep 24, 2015 leta rosetree
Sep 24, 2015 peter brandt pedersen
Sep 24, 2015 leta rosetree
Sep 24, 2015 Carolina Suescun
Sep 24, 2015 Mary Winnett
Sep 24, 2015 Sandi Fendiman I cannot understand how people who traffick children--or any person; in any way, shape or form,have gotten away with this for so long! Whether you agree with castes systems or not, doesn't give people in authority to ignore it to the extent that they do!
Sep 24, 2015 Nanette Griesi
Sep 24, 2015 Vanessa Allet
Sep 24, 2015 janna piper
Sep 23, 2015 cristiane Pimentel
Sep 21, 2015 Lorelei Williams
Sep 21, 2015 Catherine Miranda
Sep 20, 2015 Diana Dee
Sep 20, 2015 Susan Martin
Sep 18, 2015 Susan mixon
Sep 17, 2015 jerri stoddard
Sep 17, 2015 Mary Delgado
Sep 16, 2015 stacy lopez
Sep 16, 2015 jacqui morton Please please please look after our children
Sep 15, 2015 Billy Smith
Sep 14, 2015 Claire Sands-Sullivan
Sep 13, 2015 Hope Wessel
Sep 13, 2015 Diane Jackson
Sep 12, 2015 Joanne Brewer
Sep 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2015 H.C. Wit
Sep 9, 2015 Patricia Harlow This is so NOT Right; protect our children

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